Chapel Hill Carboro City Schools

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Chapel Hill Carboro City Schools


Description

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is one of two public school systems in Orange County, N.C. Located near the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina and the world renowned Research Triangle Park, we serve a community with one of the highest educated populations in America. The district operates two high schools, four middle schools and nine elementary schools which serve more than 10,000 students. Chapel Hill-Carrboro is one of the top 37 school districts in the United States and the top performing school district in the Southeast US. These accolades are based upon student scores on the SAT, student participation in Advanced Placement courses, the number of National Merit Scholars and similar data (Offspring Magazine, Sept/Oct 2000). Among the 25,000 high schools in the United States, Chapel Hill High School was listed as one of the top 10 high schools in the Wall Street Journal (October 15, 1999), for "the best student performance over the past 10 years based on SAT, achievement-test and standardized-test scores." (East Chapel Hill High was not eligible since it opened in 1996.) Both Chapel Hill High School and East Chapel Hill High are recognized in Newsweek magazine (March, 2001) for being in the top 100 high schools nationally for participation of students in advanced placement (AP) course work. Among the 117 school districts in North Carolina, Chapel Hill-Carrboro has: Highest district-wide average SAT score: 1185; Highest percentage of students taking the SAT: 92.5 percent of seniors; Highest high school End-of-Course tests results; Highest ranked high schools on state ABC Program; Highest percentage of faculty with master's degrees or doctorates: 56 percent; Highest local funding of public education at $3890 per student; one of the highest total funding per student: $8424; Highest percentage of graduating students pursuing their education beyond high school: 81 percent to four-year colleges and universities and 9

Mission Statement

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District is committed to providing an excellent education under equitable conditions that will lead to the success of each and every student in the district. Our district has been recognized as one of the highest achieving in the country and our vision is to be the very best. With an outstanding staff and strong community support for education, we believe that this vision is attainable. The district's website will allow you to become better acquainted with our schools. Please visit us frequently at www.chccs.k12.nc.us.

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Chapel Hill Carboro City Schools

750 S Merritt Mill Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2878